Supporters are encouraged to contact Fran Perkins, Chair of the Board at Homes First and Patricia Mueller, Executive Director to tell them to put dignity first at Homes First.
Toronto (27 Nov. 2012) - Workers at Homes First are asking supporters to help them reach a fair and just settlement.
More than 100 employees of the City of Toronto-funded agency, which provides assistance to those who seek permanent housing, could be on the picket line as early as midnight December 5.
The employer is insisting on 88 concessions including: no seniority for pregnancy/parental leave, an increase in the hours of work without compensation (amounting to a 6.5 per cent pay cut), a rollback of vacation leave to 1995 levels and a cut in sick leave time by more than 50 per cent.
Supporters are encouraged to contact Fran Perkins, Chair of the Board and Patricia Mueller, Executive Director and tell them to put dignity first at Homes First.
Please be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. It is recommended that you send your message from your personal email account, not your work computer.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE